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Vijay Iyer



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Vijay Iyer - Mutations
Human Nature - Vijay Iyer Trio Live at KPLU
Vijay Iyer talks to Hash Varsani of Jazz Club Jury, about music and his view on jazz
Qobuz - My Favorite ECM Album by... Vijay Iyer
1 Spellbound & Sacrosanct, Cowrie Shells & the Shimmering Sea
2 Vuln, Pt. 2
3 Mutation I: Air
4 Mutation II: Rise
5 Mutation III: Canon
6 Mutation IV: Chain
7 Mutation V: Automata
8 Mutation VI: Waves
9 Mutation VII: Kernel
10 Mutation VIII: Clade
11 Mutation IX: Descent
12 Mutation X: Time
13 When We're Gone
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Mutations is Vijay Iyer's first album as a leader for ECM, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer's work. At its center is "Mutations I-X", a composition scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics. A major piece built out of cells and fragments, it veers through many atmospheres, from moment to moment propulsive, enveloping, lyrical, luminescent, and strangely beautiful. Through thematic interactivity, the interweaving of acoustic and electronic sound-textures, and some decisive improvisational interventions in notated music, Vijay Iyer has created a multi-faceted suite whose very subject is change. Iyer gives a positive value to the concept of ‘mutation' in this music, and variously appears in it as an interpreter of notated elements, as an improviser, and as  "a sort of laptop artist, mixing in noise and different sounds," encouraging the transformative processes.

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